2015 Conference Ride Shares and Rooms

By Ryan Mitchell on March 5, 2015 in Portland 2015
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So our conference attendees wanted a way to connect with others to carpool, offer rooms, split things etc.  Here is your chance.  We used to have a discussion forum, but it was overrun with spam, so I think the best thing to do here is use the comments of this post for the 2015 Tiny House Conference.

 

This Is For The 2015 Conference Only

Please Use The Comments below

 

Please be safe and smart with this.  Tiny House Conference assumes no responsibility for outcomes.

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Ryan Mitchell lives in Charlotte, NC, where he has been leading the Tiny House movement for years now. In 2009 he decided to become a part of it by launching this website TheTinyLife.com. He is currently building his tiny house on 25 acres. He focuses on alternative housing options and sustainable local agriculture as key components to meet future needs. His expertise include tiny house construction, building systems, codes and zoning.

47 Comments

  1. Suzanne March 13, 2015 Reply

    My husband is looking to come to the conference and it would be great to stay somewhere less expensive since he’d be flying in from Virginia. Anyone have a couch for him to crash on?

    • Chris Chen March 24, 2015 Reply

      Hi, Suzanne:
      Will your husband be interested in splitting a room at the Holiday Inn where the conference is (free shuttle to & from the airport)? Like Jennifer McKissic (who is looking for female roommates) below, the hotel is $99/night, 2 double beds, so cost then would be ~$50.00 per night for each of us. Please let me know.
      Thanks ~ Chris

      • Rob Cope April 6, 2015 Reply

        Rates appear higher now (April 6ish)…I sent this note to Ryan….To Ryan:.,

        I recall seeing a note from you that conferees might have conference rates at the Holiday Inn (HI). I checked via internet at HI and find the best rates are about $139 for singles; maybe the local 14% added to that?

        Many hotels within 2-3 miles offer rates from as little as $49 (plus the 14%) to $95. It is competitive so there is a lot of availability. If HI can offer about $95 for a single I’ll book, otherwise I will stay elsewhere.

        Can you advise me and ‘them’ at HI.

        Rob (Major contributor to Trip Advisor ratings) :-/

        • Author
          Ryan Mitchell April 10, 2015 Reply

          Hey Rob,

          I responded to your email, but figure I’d also respond here so others know too. Since we are so close and the hotel is almost booked the hotel is no longer giving the discounted rate. Cheaper options are listed on the tinyhouseconference.com website under the event info tab Just a heads up the hotel is about to sell out.

          -Ryan
          Tiny House Conference

  2. Kristin March 14, 2015 Reply

    I’m driving to the Portland conference from Seattle (Tukwila International Station area), leaving Friday afternoon, returning Sunday night. Can easily take 2 ppl in my Saturn Vue. Looking to share gas costs and driving hours. Planning to camp in Portland.

    • Jake March 26, 2015 Reply

      Hi Kristin, whenabouts are you leaving on Friday? I am looking for a ride Friday & Sunday and happy to share gas money plus hours of tiny house discussion. Feel free to contact me at 360_701_6245

    • Alissa April 3, 2015 Reply

      I am in teh seattle area and interested if you still have room, Kristin? Text or call is best: 425-786-7384

  3. Kate March 15, 2015 Reply

    I live in Utah and am wanting to attend the conference. Is there anyone else from Utah going who would like to share a ride/costs/a place to stay? Or anyone who is already in Portland and willing to let me stay with them for a few days? Thanks!

    • Jennifer McKissic March 23, 2015 Reply

      Kate, I have a room at the Holiday Inn and am looking for roommates. It is $99/night, 2 double beds, so can hold 4 women willing to share double beds. Cost then would be ~$25.00 per night for each of us.

      You can see my post from today, March 22nd.

      Let me know if you are interested.

      Jennifer

  4. Chris Chen March 18, 2015 Reply

    Anyone interested in splitting a room at the Holiday Inn? Either you already have a room, or looking to split a new room. I am looking for both.

  5. Grace Miller March 20, 2015 Reply

    If anyone is driving from SF area to Portland I would be willing to help out with gas! I don’t have a car myself and I can’t afford to fly.

    • Jackie foster April 3, 2015 Reply

      Hi Grace. Can you take the train to Sacramento? It’s a 9+ hr drive from here.
      I have a Murano and would love to attend. Still checking schedule. 9164833837
      Jackie

  6. Judy Brandt March 22, 2015 Reply

    I am driving from Kitsap WA and bringing my two kids with me I am assuming I only need one ticket for myself and kids are free can anyone recommend cheap place to get hotel room for this.

    thank you

    Judy

  7. Jennifer McKissic March 23, 2015 Reply

    I have a room at the Holiday Inn where the conference is being held. I’m looking for 1 to 3 women wanting to share a room for Friday night and/or Saturday night. There are two double beds in the room.

    • Tracy Boeyink March 28, 2015 Reply

      Jennifer,
      I will be flying in from Albuquerque, NM on Friday and am really interested in sharing a room . I’m perfectly fine with sharing a bed, if that is the option. Are you still looking for roomies?

      • Jennifer McKissic April 4, 2015 Reply

        Yes. I am still interested. Sorry about the delay in responding!
        Do you still need a room?
        I’m getting in late Friday and leaving Monday.
        Jennifer

        • Tracy Boeyink April 6, 2015 Reply

          Jennifer,
          I would love to share a room! I arrive at 10 am on Friday and leave 6 pm on Sunday, so it would just be for Friday and Saturday nights. Hope that is ok. I plan to spend Friday downtown, as I have never been to Portland. If the hotel will let me check in, I will, but if not I can entertain myself until you arrive.
          My cell is 9707993689. Maybe we can chat in the coming days?
          Thanks so much for putting this offer out there!

          • jennifer April 7, 2015

            Tracy,
            That’s great! I’ll give you a call Tuesday and we can work out the details.
            Jennifer

          • Author
            Ryan Mitchell April 10, 2015

            Just a heads up the hotel is about to sell out.

            -Ryan
            Tiny House Conference

          • Jennifer April 9, 2015

            Opps! Sorry Tracy, just realized it’s Thursday and I haven’t called!! I’m on hold on the phone right now. Will call as soon as I get thru with this. Or you can call me this evening any time, 484832eight two five seven. I’m in Austin TX so CDST.

          • Author
            Ryan Mitchell April 10, 2015

            Just a heads up the hotel is about to sell out.

            -Ryan
            Tiny House Conference

  8. Patrick & Jill Sughrue March 25, 2015 Reply

    We are located in Vancouver, WA and will be heading into Portland early both days, where we will be building a Tiny House on Wheels during the conference.
    We have two rooms available on Airbnb.
    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1489531
    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5402727

    Be sure to let us know if you are attending the conference so we can work with you on the rate if necessary.

    Happy travels, Patrick and Jill

    • Delfina April 14, 2015 Reply

      Hi Patrick & Jill

      Looking for a ride to the convention, staying a few miles away from it, wanna carpool a few miles? Let me know! 🙂

  9. Caitlin March 26, 2015 Reply

    Is anyone staying at the Hawthorne Hostel that can offer a ride to the conference? I’m staying with my cousin who lives a mile from the hostel, and am looking to see if someone would be able to give me a ride to and from the conference. I can even walk to the Hawthorne Hostel if that makes it easier for you! Let me know!

    • Kylie Osterhus April 13, 2015 Reply

      Hi Caitlin, I am staying at that hostel and also looking for a ride. We could share a taxi? Let me know if you have found any other options. 507.421.2947

      • Delfina April 14, 2015 Reply

        Not familiar w Portland but I think where I am staying it will be on your way the convention from the hostel, wouldn’t mind to chip in for some taxi money 🙂

        • Kylie Osterhus April 15, 2015 Reply

          Hi Delfina, feel free to shoot me a text so we can try and line up a cab. 507 421 2947

  10. Alissa April 3, 2015 Reply

    I am looking for both a roommate and carpool buddy. This will make or break my coming/registering. I would be leaving the Seattle area Friday evening and would like to share gas expenses (we can take my car, but prefer yours as my hubby and kids hope ours can stay here) and share a hotel room. Expenses shared evenly; female only or man and wife. Text Alissa (four-two-five)786-7384

    • Rob April 6, 2015 Reply

      Hi,

      I might help with getting you to conference and return. I just registered (Monday morning) and have made no other plan. I’ll be driving round trip from north of Seattle, likely mid-day pass through Seattle going south. E-mail rgcope at gmail dot com.

      • Author
        Ryan Mitchell April 10, 2015 Reply

        Just a heads up the hotel is about to sell out.

        -Ryan
        Tiny House Conference

  11. Rob April 6, 2015 Reply

    As a recent registrant, senior citizen, from San Juan Island, WA, planning on building (without wheels) a tiny home, of perhaps 500 sqf, I will be interested in like-minded attendees’ ideas. With this posting also would explore possibilities for shared rooming. Contact at rgcope at gmail dot com.

  12. Rob Cope April 6, 2015 Reply

    To Ryan,

    I recall seeing a note from you that conferees might have conference rates at the Holiday Inn (HI). I checked via internet at HI and find the best rates are about $139 for singles; maybe the local 14% added to that?

    Many hotels within 2-3 miles offer rates from as little as $49 (plus the 14%) to $95. It is competitive so there is a lot of availability. If HI can offer about $95 for a single I’ll book, otherwise I will stay elsewhere.

    Can you advise me and ‘them’ at HI.

    Rob (Major contributor to Trip Advisor ratings) :-/

    • jennifer April 7, 2015 Reply

      Rob,
      You need to call the hotel direct and ask for the front desk. Don’t let them transfer you to reservations, you will wind up at the 800 reservations desk again. My rate at the hotel is $99.
      Jennifer

      • Author
        Ryan Mitchell April 10, 2015 Reply

        The rate has now expired because of how booked they are. Just a heads up the hotel is about to sell out.

        -Ryan
        Tiny House Conference

    • Author
      Ryan Mitchell April 10, 2015 Reply

      Hey Rob,

      I responded to your email, but figure I’d also respond here so others know too. Since we are so close and the hotel is almost booked the hotel is no longer giving the discounted rate. Cheaper options are listed on the tinyhouseconference.com website under the event info tab Just a heads up the hotel is about to sell out.

      -Ryan
      Tiny House Conference

  13. Dustin Main April 8, 2015 Reply

    Looking to split a room at the conference hotel (or nearby-ish). Staying 3 nights (Fri-Mon) non-smoking.

    dustin.main@gmail.com

    • Author
      Ryan Mitchell April 10, 2015 Reply

      Just a heads up the hotel is about to sell out.

      -Ryan
      Tiny House Conference

  14. Dustin Main April 11, 2015 Reply

    I’ve booked a suite with 2 queen beds @ the HJ about 1 mile south of the conference from Fri 17th-Mon 20th. It’s would be about ~$35-$40 USD/person/night.

    Free airport shuttle.

    E-mail me if you’re keen. dustin.main@gmail.com

  15. Mary April 12, 2015 Reply

    While they are out of the Tiny House Conference block of rates, a very nice reservation person was still able to ‘force’ the conference room rate through comments, making it 95.00 + 14% lodging tax.

  16. Tisha April 13, 2015 Reply

    Hello,

    I am staying at the McMenamins Edgefield and noticed they still have room in the men’s hostel room for $30 a night with use of the amazing salt water pool, ohhh, ahhhh….

    • Mary April 14, 2015 Reply

      What fun! I looked it up. Very cool

  17. Delfina April 14, 2015 Reply

    Hi everybody!!! Looking forward to meet some like minded people this weekend!! I will be staying at a friends house just a few miles away from the convention, looking for a ride to the hotel 🙂 anyone want to carpool 🙂

  18. Ana April 15, 2015 Reply

    Hi everyone! I wonder if someone is coming from Eugene and would like to carpool– either in my vehicle or theirs? I would love to reduce some footprint in this way, as well as share gas & company ~ !
    Thanks, let me know ::
    ~Be well!

  19. Kline Swonger April 18, 2015 Reply

    There are two of us staying in Portland near SE 20th Ave and Main St. We would super appreciate a ride and can contribute gas money if anyone is willing to pick us up on their way in to he conference. Let me know if you are interested and we can coordinate meeting up and a time. Thank you!!

  20. Anne Neumann April 18, 2015 Reply

    Is anyone driving into Portland for dinner Saturday night? I’d like a ride. Thanks.

  21. Mary Mika April 20, 2015 Reply

    Just want to say thank you for the experience. It has been so awesome, I can’t even believe it!!! So wonderful to meet all of you, so fulfilling, informative, and helpful!! My heart is truly filled up!!!!

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